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The importance of maize cultivation and the aims of maize breeding in the German Democratic Republic

Oberdorf, F.

Tagungsber. dtsch. Akad. Landwirtschaftsw. Berlin. 47: 7-21

1962


Accession: 014251538

The growing importance of maize, particularly for silage, is described. In breeding locally adapted varieties, crosses between inbreds derived from local varieties in any one region have shown little heterosis, presumably because of the relatively close genetical relationship between the members of any local group.

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